Some Pokemon cards, like these Charizard cards, can be worth a lot of money.
Digimon and Greymon go together, just like Digimon and Charizard.
There is the franchise, its most well-known cool and strong character, and everything else.
Something about these dinosaur-like powerhouses makes kids remember them so well.
A lasting impression that makes Charizard cards in the Pokemon Trading Card Game not only expensive when they come out, but also more valuable over time.
So, Charizard is the Holy Grail, and he can breathe fire.
We’ll keep track of how much it costs to catch this tyrant’s most expensive cards, so you can either add them quickly to your collection or, if you’re like the rest of us, just look at them and dream of the day you can get them.
The more sophisticated answer just backs up what was said, but it stuns people by pointing out that there are dozens of Charizard cards in the Pokemon Trading Card Game.
So, it makes sense for us to keep our list of the most expensive Charizard cards clean. Like animals, this market can be very unstable.
- 18. 1999 Pokemon German First Edition Glurak( $37,000)
- 17. 1999 Pokemon Spanish First Edition Charizard( $35,100)
- 16. 1996 Pokemon Japanese Bandai Carddass Vending Prism Red Charizard( $30,100)
- 15. 2020 Pokemon Japanese HR Contest Winner Full Art Charizard ($20,100)
- 14. FireRed/LeafGreen ex ($300)
- 13. Vivid Voltage Promo ($500)
- 12. XY Series EX Charizard ($1,000)
- 11. 1995 Japanese Topsun Holofoil ($2,000)
- 10. Team Up Black Star Staff Prerelease ($2,000)
- 9. Charizard VMAX Brilliant Stars ($5,000)
- 8. 2002 Reverse Holographic Legendary Collection ($6,500)
- 7. EX Dragon Frontiers Holographic ($9,000)
- 6. 2003 Skyridge Holographic ($12,000)
- 5. 2002 Holographic Legendary Collection ($12,500)
- 4. 1996 Japanese Holographic ($13,000)
- 3. Shining Charizard First Edition ($22,000)
- 2. 1999 Holographic Shadowless ($25,000)
- 1. 1999 Holographic First Edition ($36,000)
18. 1999 Pokemon German First Edition Glurak( ,000)
If you find a German First Edition Charizard, you’ll see that its name is “Glurak” instead of “Charizard.”
Also, you’ll notice that the First Edition German version doesn’t have any shadows, which is different from the English version.
That’s also true of the first editions in languages other than English.
At the time this article was written, PSA had graded 900 German first edition Gluraks.
Of those, 50 were given the high PSA 10 grade.
That’s about a 5.5% success rate, which is higher than the 3.7% success rate for the English first edition Charizards and makes it easier to find in that condition.
17. 1999 Pokemon Spanish First Edition Charizard( ,100)
Wizards of the Coast printed the base set in many different languages to help spread the word about the Pokemon Trading Card Game all over the world.
The Spanish version gave people who spoke Spanish as their first language in Europe and Latin America a way to play their favourite card game that was much more fun.
You can see the Spanish version of this card all over it, but the name “Charizard” stays the same in the Spanish version.
In other versions, like the French and German ones, Charizard had a name that was different from the others.
If you look in the lower left corner of the character box, you will see the “Edicion 1” symbol.
This shows that the card is a First Edition.
Only seven copies of this card have gotten a PSA 10 grade, which makes it one of the hardest First Edition multi-language Charizards to find in that condition.
16. 1996 Pokemon Japanese Bandai Carddass Vending Prism Red Charizard( ,100)
Bandai is a Japanese toy company that has been around since 1950.
In September 1996, they made a set of Pokemon cards, which came out before the official start of the Pokemon Trading Card Game in October 1996.
Bandai used a network of vending machines, which they called “carddass,” to get the cards out to people.
There are a lot of Bandai carddass Pokemon cards to collect, but the prism Charizard and Blastoise are the ones that people want the most.
In one of Charizard’s earliest appearances, he roars and breathes fire, making a picture that really stands out.
15. 2020 Pokemon Japanese HR Contest Winner Full Art Charizard (,100)
Even though the world’s health was bad in 2020, there were still Pokemon tournaments at home and in shops all over Japan.
Participants in the Charizard VMAX HR competition could play in 16-player tournaments from July to September 2020 for a chance to win two unique Charizard cards.
The four people who won the first rounds each got the Full Art Charizard V you see here.
Then, these four players would move on to the final round and have a chance to win the Full Art Charizard VMAX HR competition card as the top prize.
The fact that getting a BGS 10 Pristine grade so hard makes this card much more valuable.
In comparison, a PSA 10 version of this card has sold for about $3,000 in the past.
14. FireRed/LeafGreen ex (0)
Most of the Charizard Pokemon cards in good condition are already owned by collectors, making it hard to get some of the more valuable ones.
But that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find some amazing things after 2022.
The Charizard ex card from the FireRed & LeafGreen set can be bought on the market for $300, which is a pretty good deal considering it was going for around a thousand dollars just a few months ago.
If you don’t mind spending $300 on a Pokemon card, now is the time to get this one.
13. Vivid Voltage Promo ($500)
Promo cards in the Pokemon Trading Card Game and other trading card games will always have a built-in value because there are so many of them.
This $500 Charizard promotion for the Sword & Shield card sets, which is advertising Vivid Voltage, is a good example.
This card wasn’t just a giveaway; it was for the people who worked at the prerelease event.
Because of that, it means that even fewer copies of this Charizard Pokemon card were made than the normal number of promo cards that everyone at prerelease events gets just for showing up and/or taking part.
12. XY Series EX Charizard ($1,000)
The most interesting thing about Charizard EX from the XY saga might be that we’re starting to see the full effects of “power creep” in the Pokemon TCG in a way that hadn’t been done before.
If you compare Kalos’s Charizard EX to anything that came before it, its amount of damage, its relatively low Energy cost, and even its HP pool are all much better.
Because of that, this card made a lot of noise back in 2014, and its price may be in part a reflection of that.
11. 1995 Japanese Topsun Holofoil ($2,000)
Before the Pokemon Trading Card Game, there were the Topsun cards that were only printed once.
These cards were in the hands of Japanese collectors years before the Pokemon games came out in the West.
They had nothing to do with what Wizards of the Coast would soon make.
This makes the Topsun cards even more expensive than they already were.
They’re mysteries, leftovers from a short-lived time that not many people know about or have direct experience with.
So, Charizard’s foil wants a cool $2,000, which doesn’t surprise us at all.
10. Team Up Black Star Staff Prerelease ($2,000)
When it comes to collecting cards, promotional cards are hard to look at because they were only printed in small numbers.
The staff version of the Charizard card from the Team-Up Black Star set was given to people who helped with the prerelease event for the set’s release.
Gyarados, Machamp, and Mewtwo, who were in different places, were also there.
If it is in PSA 10 grade, the Charizard version of the promo card can sell for a little more than $2,000.
9. Charizard VMAX Brilliant Stars ($5,000)
Brilliant Stars Charizard VMAX, which is by far the youngest of these dozen dinosaurs, can blast its way past $5,000 if it is in perfect condition and has no factory flaws.
This is a very powerful card in the metagame right now, and since The Pokemon Company International just said that there won’t be a rule change in 2022, it’s likely to stay a key part of several good strategies for at least another year.
If you want it on your team, you won’t have to spend a lot of money on it.
You can find copies of Charizard VMAX that are of average quality on the market for about $100.
This is still a lot for a modern card, but it gives you much better odds of getting it than opening Brilliant Stars booster packs until you do.
8. 2002 Reverse Holographic Legendary Collection ($6,500)
When reverse holographic Pokemon first came out, kids couldn’t believe how cool the new design was.
The reverse holographic version of Charizard from the 2002 Legendary Collection set added a whole new level of cool to the already popular Base Set design of the popular Fire-type starter from Kanto.
It sold for a solid $6,500 for a PSA 10-graded version, which may sound like a lot of money but isn’t even close to what the other items on this list went for.
To be honest, that’s scary.
7. EX Dragon Frontiers Holographic (,000)
When shiny versions of Pokemon were introduced, or rather, when they were found, it added a new level to Pokemon hunting.
Fans were now trying to get their favorite creatures in different colors.
No one was surprised when Charizard went from orange to black and got one of the coolest shiny forms.
The EX Dragon Frontiers set from 2006 had a card with a shiny holographic Charizard on it.
It was amazing that it sold for $9,000.
Check out some comments made around 2012, when this card was only worth about $50, for a fun little trip back in time.
Maybe people should have grabbed this while they could!
6. 2003 Skyridge Holographic ($12,000)
Skyridge is a Pokemon set from 2003 that most people probably don’t remember.
It had some great artwork of well-known Pokemon, and Charizard’s card stood out.
It has been sold for an average of about $12,000 if the card graded a 10 by PSA.
This card is one of a kind because the holographic card was colorless instead of fire-type, which is the norm.
The fact that the 2003 Skyridge Charizard has Energy tips and HP and attack stats that haven’t aged well means that you might not want him in your modern deck.
But that doesn’t make it any less cool.
5. 2002 Holographic Legendary Collection ($12,500)
This card may look familiar because the Charizard in the Legendary Collection is just a reprint of the card from the base set with a new metal emblem in the middle of the card’s right side.
Collectors were happy to give more than $12,500 to the person who owned this card and had it graded as a PSA 10.
The card itself isn’t that valuable, but when the quality of the card is taken into account, the price goes up a lot.
At the moment, we only know of ten PSA 10 copies.
There may be a few more out there, but it’s safe to say that what we’re talking about is very rare.
4. 1996 Japanese Holographic ($13,000)
Because of things like Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z, and Sailor Moon, many kids who grew up in the United States in the 1990s were very interested in Japanese culture.
This meant that Japanese Pokemon cards were much more valuable on the playground than English ones.
A 1996 base set Charizard with a PSA 10 grade can sell for close to $13,000.
Aside from the text, the layout of the energy symbols on the moves was a little different from the Japanese version of the base set card.
3. Shining Charizard First Edition ($22,000)
We’ve already talked about how the introduction of shiny Pokemon just made Charizard cooler.
Shining Charizard was a card in the NEO Destiny First Edition set from 2002.
It showed the black-scaled, well-known Pokemon in all of its elegance and stoicism.
At its highest price, a PSA 10 copy of the card sold for about $22,000.
Wizards of the Coast used the logo on their Pokemon products for the last time on the NEO Destiny set.
This is an interesting part of the history of an interesting trading card.
2. 1999 Holographic Shadowless ($25,000)
When people read the title of this entry, they might wonder what “shadowless” means.
It means that there are some prints of cards that don’t have shadows on many parts of the design.
In every way, it adds to the rareness and uniqueness of the item.
The 1999 Charizard without a shadow was from a printing that came after the First Edition cards and was hard to find.
It may not be the most expensive Charizard card, but a PSA 10-mint version has sold for more than $25,000, and its value will keep going up as time goes on.
1. 1999 Holographic First Edition ($36,000)
The card at the top of this list is probably the one that most people wanted to see.
The Holy Grail of Charizard cards and Pokemon cards in general is a PSA 10-mint version of the 1999 holographic First Edition Base Set Charizard.
“Extremely rare” doesn’t have a rarity symbol, but when it comes to physical cards, this is the best.
It has been sold for as much as $36,000, which is probably one of the most expensive deals ever for a single piece of art on a rectangle of cardboard.
This Charizard card is by far the most expensive.